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Police: Woman pretends to be twin sister after being pulled over

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Andrea Alvey

JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. (Nov. 7, 2014) – A woman pretended to be her twin sister in order to fake out police, but a deputy didn’t fall into the trap.

According to a report from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy pulled over a car around 7:40 p.m. Thursday because one of the headlights was out. It happened on County Road 225 East just south of County Road 500 North.

The deputy asked the driver to step out of the car. She said she didn’t have anything to identify herself and said her name was Amy Alvey.

Records showed Amy’s license was currently suspended. The deputy also noticed she had a twin sister named Andrea. The deputy cross-referenced the sisters’ files and discovered they had tattoos on different parts of their bodies.

The deputy asked Alvey to step out of the car, and noticed the tattoos matched those of Andrea Alvey—not Amy Alvey.

“Andrea, why are you lying to me about who you are?” the deputy asked.

The woman, now properly identified as Andrea Alvey, then answered, “I’m sorry.”

The deputy discovered that Andrea Alvey had an outstanding warrant in Marion County. She was taken to the Johnson County Jail on charges of driving while suspended and false informing.

In addition, she was cited for a headlight violation and for false and fictitious registration because the VIN number did not match the plate on the vehicle, police said.